NOCCELLARA del BELICE
SYNONYMS: Aliva da salari, Aliva di Castelvetrano, Aliva tonda, Aliva tunna, Aneba, Anerba, Bianculidda, Giarraffa, Mazara, Neba, Nebba, Nerba, Niciddalora, Nocciolara, Nocellaia, Nocellara di Castelvetrano, Nociara, Nociddara, Nocillara, Nuciddara, Oliva da salari, Oliva di Castelvetrano, Oliva di Mazara, Oliva tonda, Oliva tunna, Trapanese
USE: Table / Oil
TREE: A Sicilian dual use variety characterized by the shape of its branches and by the expansive crown of modest growth. The leaves are lanceolate, large and dark green in color.
FRUIT: Is of elevated weight (5-7 grams) with a large base and rounded top. The flesh, which is very consistent in texture and prized for brining, represents 85-88 % of the fruit. It contains oil of the best quality, light and perfumed. The maturation is late but if the fruit is for canning, the harvest is over before winter.
AGRONOMY: The plant is of medium and consistent productivity. Self-sterile its pollinators include: Giarraffa and Pidicuddara. It is distinguished for its good resistance to the common parasites of the olive.
COMMENTS: It prefers a deep moist soil. It owes its wide spread planting to the bounty of its production.